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Sparrow from the Canary Islands (1 Viewer)

jfdocampo

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Maspalomas (Gran Canaria), 23th August, 2020.

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Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
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Isn't this some sort of non-breeding plumage of a weaver species? I have no idea which weavers are established on Gran Canaria but I'm fairly sure there will be some. I saw bishops at Maspalomas way back in the early 80s.

Steve
 

THE_FERN

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Isn't this some sort of non-breeding plumage of a weaver species? I have no idea which weavers are established on Gran Canaria but I'm fairly sure there will be some. I saw bishops at Maspalomas way back in the early 80s.

Steve

Could be but I can't personally rule out a poorly marked female sparrow: presumably Spanish.
 

jfdocampo

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Incredible how similar can look a sparrow female and a weaver female. By probability I suppose it should be a sparrow, but who knows.
 
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